Leeds United Coronavirus update, training plan revealed

Leeds United's players continue to train at Thorp Arch, with no signs of Coronavirus within the squad as yet.

By Graham Smyth
Sunday, 15th March 2020, 2:02 pm

Marcelo Bielsa's players should have been in Cardiff this afternoon for their latest Championship game, but Friday brought a suspension of EFL fixtures due to the outbreak.

The game's authorities will continue to monitor the situation but April 3 is the earliest possible date for a return to action - although the peak of the virus in the UK is not currently expected for between 10 and 14 weeks.

Other Championship clubs like Bristol City have announced that they have disbanded training and sent players home to train individually, but Leeds have taken the view that players will be safer in the controlled environment of Thorp Arch, with a cleaning team in operation at all times.

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The Whites were given a day off today and will have another day off on Wednesday, when they were due to host Fulham at Elland Road, and on Friday, but are being kept fit and together on the days between.

Although none of the players or staff have yet shown symptoms of COVID-19, Leeds are constantly assessing the situation and are prepared to switch tack if a case presents itself at Thorp Arch.

The club's chief executive Angus Kinnear is due to address the media tomorrow with the club's plans on how to operate the business during the suspension.

Leeds United continue to train while Championship fixtures are suspended due to Coronavirus (Pic: Getty)